The glut – morel season

  One of the things that blows my mind about this part of the world – north-west Montana – is how much food people forage, hunt and preserve. Australia has wild food too, enough to sustain indigenous people for 60,000 years, but aside from the obvious – seafood and game meat [yes, kangaroo!] – bush […]

Summertime craziness

To understand the deepness of winter in North America, you must also understand the intensity of summer, as the two are always in tension: For example, this weekend, we have the farmer’s market Friday evening, then we’re hosting a gig and party at our house. Saturday we have a picnic for the annual general meeting […]

Champagne lifestyle on $20,000

Although the title of this post is a bit cheeky, I chose the picture above – taken at Wallagoot beach, NSW in 2015 when we were home to have our daughter – because in that moment, I truly felt like I was living the dream. The air was warm, the sea was warm and green, […]

Small town color and Love

I have to admit, when I first saw the brightly painted, graffiti style van parked in front of the house on the corner, I thought that whoever drove it must be transitory. A friend said to me once that there are a collection of people who live in this town only because they broke down […]